Material versus social deprivation and health: a case study of an urban area

  title={Material versus social deprivation and health: a case study of an urban area},
  author={Angela Testi and Enrico Ivaldi},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
Socioeconomic factors are one of the main determinants of health inequalities. However, which component of socioeconomic status affects health most and how that relationship should be measured remains an open question. The aim of this study was to compare material and social deprivation indexes in order to determine which better explains health inequalities within an urban area. Following a review of the literature on small area deprivation indexes, a case study of the Italian city Genoa is… CONTINUE READING

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